Thursday, March 3, 2016

LPRT 2016 New Jersey Open - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) brings its players to New Jersey this weekend for the New Jersey Open in Warren, New Jersey. Paola Longoria, the LPRT's #1 player, is the favourite again, but LPRT #2 Maria Jose Vargas is in the draw as well, as are #3 Rhonda Rajsich and #4 Frédérique Lambert. Vargas has missed the most recent LPRT events, so it's good to see her back competing.

The LPRT doubles division has some interesting pairings, including Longoria and Lambert as the top seeds. Longoria usually plays doubles with Samantha Salas, and Lambert with Michelle Key, but neither Salas or Key will be in New Jersey this weekend.

Also, on the bottom of the draw Vargas is playing with two time World Champion Aimee Ruiz. They are seeded 7th, and will likely play 2nd seeds Rajsich and Sheryl Lotts in the quarterfinals, which should be quite the match.

The action begins Friday morning, and some of the matches can be viewed live via the LPRT LiveStream channel from 2 PM Friday.

LPRT New Jersey Open
March 4-6, 2016, Warren, New Jersey

Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) T. J. Baumbaugh v. 17) Cecilia Pratt

9) Carla Muñoz - BYE
8) Da'monique Davis - BYE

5) Sofia Rascon - BYE
12) Adriana Riveros - BYE

13) Adrienne Haynes v. 20) Jean Halahan
4) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
14) Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 19) Roxanne Rehling

11) Masiel Rivera - BYE
6) Susana Acosta - BYE

7) Jessica Parrilla - BYE
10) Sheryl Lotts - BYE

15) Carlina Luque v. 18) Michèle Morissette
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Doubles Round of 16 (seedings)

1) Frédérique Lambert & Paola Longoria - BYE
8) Cecilia Pratt & Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 9) T. J. Baumbaugh & Adrienne Haynes

5) Carlina Luque & Sofia Rascon - BYE
4) Carla Muñoz & Jessica Parrilla - BYE

3) Susana Acosta & Da'monique Davis - BYE
6) Masiel Rivera & Adriana Riveros - BYE

7) Aimee Ruiz & Maria Jose Vargas v. 10) Jean Halahan & Beth Shea
2) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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